The Thin Man

From Quotes
Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.
Mary Cholmondeley
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The Thin Man is a 1934 comic detective film, based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett, about Nick and Nora Charles, a hard-drinking and flirtatious married couple who banter wittily as they solve a murder case. It was followed by five sequels.

Directed by W. S. Van Dyke. Written by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich
A laugh tops every thrilling moment! (taglines)

Nick Charles

  • [Threatened by a man with a gun] Hey, would you mind putting that gun away. My wife doesn't care, but I'm a very timid fellow... All right, shoot. I mean, uh, what's on your mind?

Nora Charles

  • Waiter, will you serve the nuts? ...I mean, will you serve the guests the nuts?
  • The next person who says "Merry Christmas" to me, I'll kill 'em.


  • Marion: I don't like crooks. And if I did like 'em, I wouldn't like crooks that are stool pigeons. And if I did like crooks that are stool pigeons, I still wouldn't like you!


Nick: I'm a hero. I was shot twice in the Tribune.
Nora: I read where you were shot five times in the tabloids.
Nick: It's not true. He didn't come anywhere near my tabloids.

Nora: All right! Go ahead! Go on! See if I care! But I thinks it's a dirty trick to bring me all the way to New York just to make a widow of me.
Nick: You wouldn't be a widow long...
Nora: You bet I wouldn't!
Nick: ...Not with all your money.

Nick: How'd you like Grant's Tomb?
Nora: It's lovely. I'm having a copy made for you.


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